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PEOPLE v. LEE, B140904

In a murder trial, a witness, who recanted an earlier statement made because the police threatened to charge him with the crime, has been coerced, and the admission of his statement is prejudicial error.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/28/2002
  • Published 01/28/2002


  • JOHNSON, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  •  Dan Mrotek, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.,  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mark E. Turchin, Acting Senior Assistant Attorney General, Lance E. Winters, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Valerie A. Baker, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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